Accident Hunting Jet Provost T3 XN583, 17 Sep 1964
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56615
 
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Date:17-SEP-1964
Time:15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic JPRO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hunting Jet Provost T3
Owner/operator:7 FTS Royal Air Force (7 FTS RAF)
Registration: XN583
MSN: PAC/W/12185
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hill Top Farm, Pannal, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire (EGXG)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
On the 17th September 1964 the pilot of this aircraft took off from Church Fenton and was undertaking a solo training exercise. On this day, a Thursday and in the afternoon, he was flying in the Harrogate area for about twenty minutes when his aircraft struck trees and crashed into the bankside of a stream below Hill Top Farm, Pannal.

He was flying aerobatics at an unauthorised low level at the time of the crash, these actions sadly cost the young pilot his life. The aircraft broke up on impact and scattered wreckage for some distance up a hillside, through trees and onto a field above.

According to some sources, the pilot was "showing off" to his girlfriend, and that was the reason for the impromptu (and unauthorised) air display.

Pilot - P/O Alan David Dennis RAF (4232148), aged 22, of Reading, Berkshire, did not eject, and was killed. He is buried at Kirkby Wharfe Cemetery, Yorkshire.

Wreckage recovered by - and to - 60 MU RAF Dishforth, where formally struck off charge on 21/09/1964 as CAT 5(Scrap)

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1964.htm
2. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/xn583.html
3. http://www.jetprovostfile.org/t3-xn573-to-xn590/
4. http://www.aircraft-scrapyards-and-gi-airframes.org.uk/jet-provost/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Nov-2011 17:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2011 17:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
27-Nov-2011 17:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]
03-Oct-2013 20:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2018 13:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]

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